Articles about PV Narasimha Rao

PV Narasimha Rao was an Indian politician and lawyer who was the ninth Prime Minister of India from 1991-1996. He was the first Prime Minister to be elected from South India and the second holder of this office from a non-Hindi-speaking region. Rao was also referred to as the ‘Father of Indian Economic Reforms,’ as he was responsible for reversing the economic policies of the Rajiv Gandhi government. Prime Ministers Manmohan Singh and Atal Bihari Vajpayee continued to follow the policies of economic reform that were pioneered by Rao. In his early days, Rao served as a freedom fighter during the Indian Independence movement. Later, he joined the Indian National Congress as a full-time politician. In 1971, he was appointed as the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. During his tenure as India’s Prime Minister, Rao marked a paradigm shift from the mixed and industrializing economic model to a market-driven one. He has also helped in steering India through the 1991 economic crisis and established diplomatic relations with Israel. His term saw the emergence of the Bharatiya Janata Party and the destruction of Ayodhya’s Babri Mosque. Rao passed away in 2004 due to a heart attack.

Ex-Assam CM Tarun Gogoi, undergoing treatment for post-COVID complications, dies

23 Nov 2020

Politics
Ex-Assam CM Tarun Gogoi, undergoing treatment for post-COVID complications, dies

Former Assam Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Tarun Gogoi died on Monday.

Congress' structure has collapsed: "Dissenter" Ghulam Nabi Azad speaks again

23 Nov 2020

Politics
Congress' structure has collapsed: "Dissenter" Ghulam Nabi Azad speaks again

Ghulam Nabi Azad, who was one of the 23 signatories of the unprecedented letter written to party President Sonia Gandhi, has again given his opinion on the issues plaguing the grand old party, in the aftermath of poor performance in Bihar and other states.

Former President Pranab Mukherjee cremated with full military honors

01 Sep 2020

India
Former President Pranab Mukherjee cremated with full military honors

Former President Pranab Mukherjee, who breathed his last on Monday at the age of 84, weeks after testing positive for coronavirus, was cremated at New Delhi's Lodhi Crematorium with full military honors.

Former President Pranab Mukherjee passes away, had tested coronavirus positive

31 Aug 2020

India
Former President Pranab Mukherjee passes away, had tested coronavirus positive

India's 13th President and Congress veteran Pranab Mukherjee passed away today, several days after he informed that he had contracted coronavirus.

#MannKiBaat: India gave befitting reply to China, says Modi

28 Jun 2020

India
#MannKiBaat: India gave befitting reply to China, says Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hosted the 66th episode of his radio show 'Mann Ki Baat'.

Manmohan Singh: 1984 anti-Sikh riots could have been avoided if…

05 Dec 2019

India
Manmohan Singh: 1984 anti-Sikh riots could have been avoided if…

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday said that the ghastly 1984 anti-Sikh riots could have been avoided if the advice of his predecessor Inder Kumar Gujral had been heeded.

Nirmala Sitharaman's husband criticizes Modi government over economic slowdown

14 Oct 2019

Business
Nirmala Sitharaman's husband criticizes Modi government over economic slowdown

On Monday, noted political economist and Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's husband Parakala Prabhakar said that the government is in denial about the economic slowdown in India.

Sonia, Rahul opt out of selection process for next Congress-chief

10 Aug 2019

Politics
Sonia, Rahul opt out of selection process for next Congress-chief

A short while ago, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi left the Congress Working Committee meeting, convened to decide the next president of the party.

Congress to pick party chief at tomorrow's CWC meet

09 Aug 2019

Politics
Congress to pick party chief at tomorrow's CWC meet

In a possible conclusion to the leadership crisis of the Indian National Congress, the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting, scheduled to be held on Saturday, will pick a new party chief, sources said.

After Rahul Gandhi, who will be the next Congress President?

03 Jul 2019

Politics
After Rahul Gandhi, who will be the next Congress President?

Since Rahul Gandhi resigned as Congress President, leaders of the party have been boiling the ocean, trying to get him to stay.

Gandhis sidelined PV Narasimha Rao, says grandson; demands apology

28 Jun 2019

Politics
Gandhis sidelined PV Narasimha Rao, says grandson; demands apology

From not letting Rahul Gandhi resign to protecting the family tooth and nail, we all know Congress only accepts "Gandhis" as their leaders.

Shoe hurled at BJP MP during press conference in Delhi

18 Apr 2019

India
Shoe hurled at BJP MP during press conference in Delhi

An unidentified man on Thursday hurled a shoe at BJP MP GVL Narasimha Rao while he was addressing a press conference at the BJP headquarters in New Delhi.

Understanding BSP, the party holding important cards this elections

04 Apr 2019

Politics
Understanding BSP, the party holding important cards this elections

A few weeks ago, BSP supremo Mayawati announced she will not contest upcoming Lok Sabha polls.

Mayawati: If Lord Rama's statue accepted, why not mine?

03 Apr 2019

Politics
Mayawati: If Lord Rama's statue accepted, why not mine?

On Tuesday, Bahujan Samaj Party Chief Mayawati defended her statues, which dot the Uttar Pradesh landscape, in Supreme Court.

Everything you should know about Congress and its revival battle

27 Mar 2019

Politics
Everything you should know about Congress and its revival battle

The 2014 general elections brought Congress to its weakest tally. The party, known for electing Prime Ministers, managed to win only 44 seats in Lok Sabha.

#AyodhyaMediation: Here's how talks panned out in the past

08 Mar 2019

India
#AyodhyaMediation: Here's how talks panned out in the past

The Supreme Court on Friday decided the decades-old Ayodhya title dispute will be solved through mediation.

Dichotomy of Kapil Sibal: Attacks Ambani outside court, defends inside

13 Feb 2019

Politics
Dichotomy of Kapil Sibal: Attacks Ambani outside court, defends inside

Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal changed gears on Tuesday as he defended and attacked businessman Anil Ambani just minutes apart, prompting BJP to slam him.

Ayodhya: Previously, SC wanted 'excess' land to remain undisturbed

30 Jan 2019

India
Ayodhya: Previously, SC wanted 'excess' land to remain undisturbed

The Supreme Court has, in last 16 years, told twice that excess land surrounding the disputed property of Ayodhya, which the Centre wants to return to rightful owners, shouldn't be disturbed before the title dispute reaches a conclusion.

Veteran Congressman and former Union Minister Sharief passes away

25 Nov 2018

India
Veteran Congressman and former Union Minister Sharief passes away

Veteran Congress leader and former Union Minister CK Jaffer Sharief passed away today at a private hospital in Bengaluru following a cardiac arrest, doctors said. He was 85.

Sitaram Kesri's exit gains attention: Here's what happened years ago

19 Nov 2018

Politics
Sitaram Kesri's exit gains attention: Here's what happened years ago

In a rally in Chhattisgarh on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke about the ouster of Sitaram Kesri from Congress in 1998, to prove the grand old party is loyal only to the members of Gandhi family.

No-confidence motion against Modi is 27th in Lok Sabha history

20 Jul 2018

India
No-confidence motion against Modi is 27th in Lok Sabha history

The no-confidence motion moved against the Narendra Modi-led government, taken up in the Lok Sabha today, is the 27th in the history of the House and the first in 15 years.

No-confidence motion against Modi: The whats, hows and whys

20 Jul 2018

Politics
No-confidence motion against Modi: The whats, hows and whys

The ruling BJP will face a no-confidence motion in the Parliament today, the first in 15 years.

BJP will win no-confidence motion; why did Opposition move it?

20 Jul 2018

Politics
BJP will win no-confidence motion; why did Opposition move it?

BJP is set to face a trust vote in the Lok Sabha today, and despite Sonia Gandhi's insistence that they "have the numbers," the math is simple: NDA has 313 members in the 535-member House.

Parakala Prabhakar, Nirmala Sitharaman's husband, quits as AP communications advisor

19 Jun 2018

Politics
Parakala Prabhakar, Nirmala Sitharaman's husband, quits as AP communications advisor

After continuous attacks by the opposition, Parakala Prabhakar, Communications Advisor to the AP government and husband of Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, resigned today.

Rahul accuses Modi of disrespecting 'guru' Advani, triggers BJP anger

13 Jun 2018

Politics
Rahul accuses Modi of disrespecting 'guru' Advani, triggers BJP anger

For a change, Rahul Gandhi's comments have triggered anger more than laughs.

5 moments of political bonhomie cutting through ideological Lakshman Rekha

31 May 2018

Politics
5 moments of political bonhomie cutting through ideological Lakshman Rekha

To say that Indian politics, or rather politics across the world, is at a juncture where ideological slug-fest has overtaken courtesy, would not be an exaggeration.

Newly-elected Karnataka MLA Nyamagouda dies at 70 in road accident

28 May 2018

Politics
Newly-elected Karnataka MLA Nyamagouda dies at 70 in road accident

Newly-elected Congress MLA Siddu Nyamagouda, 70, died in a road accident in Bagalkote district in Karnataka early today, a senior police official said.

Karnataka: Newly-elected Congress MLA, Nyamagouda dies in road accident

28 May 2018

Politics
Karnataka: Newly-elected Congress MLA, Nyamagouda dies in road accident

Siddu B Nyamagouda, a newly elected Congress MLA from Karnataka died on Monday after meeting a road accident.

Lucknow: B.Com students get compulsory question on BJP govt's policies

20 Mar 2018

India
Lucknow: B.Com students get compulsory question on BJP govt's policies

Lucknow University's B.Com students appearing for their final examination were asked to attempt a compulsory question pertaining to the policies of the BJP government.

China downplays India's friendly ties with ASEAN countries

25 Jan 2018

World
China downplays India's friendly ties with ASEAN countries

ASEAN leaders have descended in India to enjoy a three-day jamboree comprising bilateral meetings, India-ASEAN Commemorative Summit and Republic Day celebrations.

ASEAN leaders diplomatic visit: India's "Act East" policy on display

24 Jan 2018

World
ASEAN leaders diplomatic visit: India's "Act East" policy on display

In a bid to promote India's "Act East" policy, PM Narendra Modi is set to break another tradition. In an unprecedented event, all leaders and heads of state of 10 ASEAN countries will be chief guests at the Republic Day parade.

Former president Pranab Mukherjee turns 82 today!

11 Dec 2017

Politics
Former president Pranab Mukherjee turns 82 today!

The consummate politician, Pranab Mukherjee has famously been described as Congress's quintessential Man Friday. Ironically, he was rewarded with the President's post but was not trusted enough to be made PM.

What is the Modi model for madrasas?

13 Nov 2017

Politics
What is the Modi model for madrasas?

In early-2014, as BJP's prime-ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi, while reaching out to the Muslim voter-base had said "I want to see you (Muslims), laptop in one hand, Quran in the other."

Explosive revelations: Did Sonia Gandhi influence probe against 'Tehelka'?

07 Nov 2017

India
Explosive revelations: Did Sonia Gandhi influence probe against 'Tehelka'?

In her new autobiography, former Samata Party president Jaya Jaitly has alleged Congress' Sonia Gandhi tried to influence a probe against 'Tehelka'.

Before polls, Himachal minister Anil Sharma ditches Congress for BJP

15 Oct 2017

Politics
Before polls, Himachal minister Anil Sharma ditches Congress for BJP

In a blow to Congress, ahead of the Himachal polls, Anil Sharma, cabinet minister in the Congress-led Virbhadra Singh government, is all set to join BJP.

Former PM Manmohan Singh turns 85 today!

26 Sep 2017

Politics
Former PM Manmohan Singh turns 85 today!

Manmohan Singh, who had the longest serving contiguous term as PM after Jawaharlal Nehru, has often been described as the hero of India's 1991 liberalization, the "accidental PM" in 2004, and the "mute PM" in 2011.

Pranab Mukherjee: Glimpses of an eventful life in politics

27 Jul 2017

Politics
Pranab Mukherjee: Glimpses of an eventful life in politics

As India is investing tonnes of hope in its new President Ram Nath Kovind, Pranab Mukherjee said goodbye to the Rashtrapati Bhavan, concluding another eventful chapter in his political career.

Babri Masjid- Conspiracy charges against Advani, Joshi and others

30 May 2017

India
Babri Masjid- Conspiracy charges against Advani, Joshi and others

A special CBI court framed conspiracy charges against BJP leader LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Uma Bharti and others under section 120(b) of the IPC in the Babri Masjid demolition case; all have been granted bail.

Assam to take forward Modi's 'Act East Policy'

12 May 2017

India
Assam to take forward Modi's 'Act East Policy'

Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal said that his administration would set up an 'Act East' department to combine and take ahead the Centre's Act East Policy.

PDP-BJP alliance: Rift widens over resolution of Kashmir issue

01 May 2017

Politics
PDP-BJP alliance: Rift widens over resolution of Kashmir issue

The alliance between the People's Democratic Party (PDP) and BJP in Kashmir has hit an all time low after the centre clarified it would not negotiate with Kashmiri separatists.